Ed Sheeran’s 20 Most Heartbreaking Ballads, Decoded
“I’m A Mess”
Ed told News.com every song on Multiply aside from “Thinking Out Loud” is a song grappling with personal demons and that “I’m A Mess” was written at his lowest point. Ed said the song is actually nicer than how he was feeling at the time, but the process of writing sorted everything out for the British songwriter. The song is meant to be self-explanatory, following the dark side of partying with the young, rich, and famous, but some lines are frustratingly opaque. “I’m A Mess” actually features one of the strangest lines in the Sheeran Lexicon, “Put your faith in my stomach,” which the singer tweeted was meant to refer to trusting his gut reactions.